Re-wheeling RTR rolling stock

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JinglingGeordie
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Re-wheeling RTR rolling stock

Postby JinglingGeordie » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:00 pm

I seem to remember from the distant past reading a review on some kind of double ended drill bit which allowed the user to drill out the plastic of a bogie or chassis enough to insert a brass bearing. Does anybody know what I am talking about or is it a figment of my imagination? Jingling Geordie

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Re: Re-wheeling RTR rolling stock

Postby John Fitton » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:10 pm

The tool definitely exists! I have just tried searching, to no avail, but it is not a figment of your imagination!

JF

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Steve Carter
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Re: Re-wheeling RTR rolling stock

Postby Steve Carter » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:22 pm

Wizard Models sell a Truck Tuner (aka Eds Tool)
Scale:4mm:1ft; (1:76) OO, P4 & EM Gauges
Made by:Micro-Mark [82838]
Additional information:
For easing out moulded axleboxes or brass bearings for freer running. Intended for OO use, but can used with larger gauges. 26mm axle length.

Wizard Models are at Scaleforum this weekend.
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Re: Re-wheeling RTR rolling stock

Postby JinglingGeordie » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:44 pm

Thank you for help. Unfortunately, I will not be at Scalefourum (400 miles is a long way) but I will check with some in my group.

JG

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Re: Re-wheeling RTR rolling stock

Postby grovenor-2685 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:58 pm

NB. The truck tuner tool does not drill out the bearing to take a brass pinpoint, it just cleans up the existing pinpoint, whether plastic or brass, although not usually required for brass bearings.
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Armchair Modeller
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Re: Re-wheeling RTR rolling stock

Postby Armchair Modeller » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:07 pm

I wonder if you are thinking of Bob Paynes RTR Wagon Drill, once sold by Alan Gibson. This has shown as - SOLD OUT - for some time.

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Re: Re-wheeling RTR rolling stock

Postby dal-t » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:39 pm

Steve Carter wrote:Wizard Models sell a Truck Tuner (aka Eds Tool)
Scale:4mm:1ft; (1:76) OO, P4 & EM Gauges
Made by:Micro-Mark [82838]
Additional information:
For easing out moulded axleboxes or brass bearings for freer running. Intended for OO use, but can used with larger gauges. 26mm axle length.

Wizard Models are at Scaleforum this weekend.


Intrigued to know if there really are 2 versions, as indicated on WM's website - both for 26mm axles, so where is the difference between 'HO' and 'OO, P4 & EM'? Micro-Mark themselves only advertise one, noting it is 'for HO standard gauge only'. However, they do say it drills (reams?) bearings to the NMRA standard of 60° - could the P4 version produce a different angle (68.47°, perhaps)?
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grovenor-2685
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Re: Re-wheeling RTR rolling stock

Postby grovenor-2685 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:04 pm

Intrigued to know if there really are 2 versions, as indicated on WM's website

They both have the same micro-mark part number, same goes for the gear puller, I suspect its just a result of Wizards keyword system so that a search of either H0 or 00 items will find it.
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James Moorhouse
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Re: Re-wheeling RTR rolling stock

Postby James Moorhouse » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:43 pm

If you're not bothered about using bearings, there's the Ultrascale 26mm axle bearing drilling jig, available from them free of charge.

See: http://www.clag.org.uk/pinpointdriller.html and https://www.ultrascale.com/eshop/products/view/CAT013/79

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Re: Re-wheeling RTR rolling stock

Postby Terry Bendall » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:18 am

I have successfully fitted bearings by placing them over the existing depression and heating with an 18 watt soldering iron. This will soften the plastic and the bearing can then be pushed down with the tip of the soldering iron, then hold it in place with the end of a screwdriver until the plastic cools.

Normally a 99% success rate.

Terry Bendall

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Simon_S
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Re: Re-wheeling RTR rolling stock

Postby Simon_S » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:54 am

I made my own: DIY truck tuner

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Will L
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Re: Re-wheeling RTR rolling stock

Postby Will L » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:07 am

Simon_S wrote:I made my own: DIY truck tuner


Where's that LIKE button. Don't know how I missed this the first time past.

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Re: Re-wheeling RTR rolling stock

Postby Philip Hall » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:41 am

I have just found out that the Ultrascale gadget is no longer available.

Philip


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